Santa Sights & Holiday Lights!

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The holidays are officially in full swing here in Uxbridge, and there is an extra-special experience for the kiddos on December 9 & 10. Start you day with a trip on the York-Durham Heritage Railway Santa Train, with decorated rail cars and on-board entertainment. The best part is Santa, who will visit each child at their seat.

After de-boarding the train, grab your Santa Passport which takes you to five downtown stores for a game of I-Spy. After each item spotted, your kids can retrieve a special gift from each of the stores. (Note: Santa Passports are only available with the purchase of a ticket on the Santa Train).

By now, everyone’s tummy will be rumbling, which calls for a meal at Boston Pizza Uxbridge, and their special Home for the Holidays menu!

As the sun goes down, the grand finale of the day is just down the road at Elgin Park, where a Fantasy of Lights awaits. Wander through the twinkling 140-acre park with fantastic displays of holiday lights while sipping on hot chocolate. This free event runs until January 1!

A Day of Fun for the Whole Family!

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If an independent bookstore is the heart and soul of a community then Blue Heron Books speaks well for Uxbridge! With a charming historic atmosphere and an energetic vibe, there is an extensive assortment of books that welcome the entire family to root around for their next great read. Do not leave the dog outside; there is a treat for pooch in a tin under the counter.

A short walk away is The Roxy Theatre where movie buffs can relish in film nostalgia. Don’t be fooled by the restored art deco architecture, this theatre gem boasts state-of-the-art digital projection and sound. Yes, of course the butter on your popcorn is real, reminiscent of days gone by.

After a matinee movie, dinner at Wixan’s Bridge will serve up family favourites in a casual atmosphere.

Strike a hit with the kids when you top off the evening with a game of glow-in-the-dark bowling at Parish Lanes 5 Pin. Don’t forget to take lots of pictures to add to your timeline of this memory-making day together.